July 7, 2019
Just What Is Freedom?
Janis Joplin said, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” Ernest Hemingway stated in the aftermath of the First World War, “Words like freedom were hollow and abstract.” Sartre declared, “Man is condemned to be free.” A recent chapter in our political history manifested “freedom fries.” But what is freedom? What does it taste like? What is this blessing (or curse)? In the humanist philosophical tradition, humans have free will and moral responsibility to use our free will for the betterment of our communities. How are we doing? Come join in a reflection and conversation about liberty and freedom in commemoration of our national Day of Independence.
July 21, 2019
Science and Faith in the 21st Century
The fourth principle of Unitarian Universalism declares a commitment to “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” The history of human progress is born from the emergence of science and reason from the mists of superstition and dogma. But is there a conflict between faith and reason; science and religion? Come join us for a thoughtful investigation of the relationship between science and faith, and share your thoughts about why this is important, and what it means for today.
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